Give your all to this moment
If all we have is this moment, then give all you have to this moment❤️🌅💪🏻🙏🏻
Would love to hear your thoughts on some of these journal prompts I wanted to share to expand on this idea☀️✍🏻⬇️
What helps you stay:
Grounded? Present? Engaged?
How do you personally give your “all” to something?
Can your “all” vary day to day?
When do you feel most engaged and present? What are you doing or focused on? (This gives great insight into your passion & purpose!)
Mini update: still growing, improving in more ways than one right now, new training & nutrition approaches to support my body in capitalizing on my improvement season
I’ll share more about the program changes in the future but for now I’m just enjoying it for the way it’s challenging and engaging me to be a better, more connected, higher functioning athlete
Start your own podcast!
Want to start a podcast but don’t know where to start? Visit: www.celestial.fit/pwp
I want to give you the tools & SUPPORT to have an effective launch & a process to provide longevity to your podcast
I’m 5 years in the game now & it’s because I have a system now which has allowed me to develop ideas & delegate so I now get to show up n solely have fun with it!
This program is usually word of mouth driven
I limit the amount I take in this program, not as a “scarcity marketing tactic”, but bc my mental health services come first
But I have made availability to support others in launching their podcast
Plus. I’m very business savvy…years before I launched I was working as a virtual assistant publishing & producing a podcast which helped me learn the process myself. I also worked as a business mentor within high performing online coaching programs, have supported other coaches & entrepreneurs in building their systems or launching their podcast, & have spoken at multiple business masterminds & contributed to various biz podcasts & articles (yup, a side of me I don’t generally share because I’m over here busy making my mission a priority!)
After doing that assistance work, speaking with a great friend / mentor, & having my late momma say to me “so when will you record your first episode?”, I ran with my idea, launched, & never looked back
Of course all with proper systems in place for my business to handle any new leads
Although, when I launched my podcast I wasn’t even doing what I do now, I purely launched from passion alone— hence why I call this program Podcast with PURPOSE
Not just so you are purposeful in execution with the end vision in mind (be it to sell, promote, raise funds or awareness etc or to have live events like this) BUT also that your heart remains in a place of purpose & SERVICE
I didn’t start my podcast for me
Many people urged me against it because it “has nothing to do with the work you’re doing & will be a distraction”
Doing it because it was on my heart for passion, transformed the work I was doing into the truly fulfilling work I do now
Can you relate?
I kept saying I was pushing my threshold but I was acting like one didn’t exist for me…
It can be hard to find the line when good enough has always meant being an over achiever, exceeding expectations
None of which Is bad because of how much it’s served me In growth & achievement. On the flip side, it’s given so much to my life it can lead me to wonder if it’s safe to stop
Have you ever experienced that?
I see it with unhealthy coping like overeating…it serves a purpose & supports the person in some way but it doesn’t mean it’s the best way to support yourself
The weekend this photo was taken, I had positive discussions with other women about this
I came to really see I wasn’t alone in this & the needs I felt I wanted to satisfy weren’t wrong for me as an “overachiever”
I felt like 2022 continued with no breathing room into 2023 & 22 was a year of so much change for me in every area of life (I wouldn’t change any of this!)
I knew after the podcast party I’d give myself more space to make plans for ‘23 & focus on what I needed
I’ve been so used to doing all the things at once (literally a prep, masters degree, internship, speaking gigs/events & travels every month, running my biz + podcast all at once made me think I had to maintain this level of pressure on myself), but I work so hard so I can fulfill my purpose & satisfy my values, not so I can just push (writing this is uncomfortable bc I hear the judgment in my head saying I should erase this & keep pushing not let ppl know I see I’ve done a lot, want to do more, but needed a step back to get comfortable with slowing down)
I’ve justified not doing so many other things I love or am interested in because of how much I love my work (I know this sounds like a cheesy interview answer about my biggest weakness being that I love what I do so much it’s hard to stop—but it’s true!)
I’m starting to like the idea that accomplishing more this year could mean continuing to do all the amazing things for my business but also making sure to schedule other things I love without judgement or fear & to really honor my threshold when I am pushing myself
Can you relate? Would love to hear your thoughts & connect❤️
Boundaries, Overcoming Trigger Foods, Persistence; Steph K. & Building More than Just a Body
The purpose behind my Build More Than Just a Body coaching programs, like the 5 Week Food Relationship Program and 1:1 Ongoing Coaching, is to give each client autonomy in the journey, because everyone needs something different from the process.
(see ways to work with me: www.celestial.fit/work-with-me.html)
Today I get to speak with Steph K. As she explains what building more than just a body means to her and how she has grown during her time in the community.
Steph explains how she sees herself working on her “internal puzzle”, taking the different pieces of life and putting gin the work to make them fit in a cohesive and satisfying way. As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, Steph has used what she has learned in the Build More than Just a Body program to improve the work she does with her clients.
We hear how Steph’s experience growing up and the lesson of perseverance she learned form her dad, watching him overcome a traumatic accident and not letting it stop him. She shares about her struggles in relationships after her father’s death, and how the practice of radical acceptance helped her move through past traumas.
Through all of Steph’s hard work and perseverance, Steph is now able to show up for herself daily, trust the process, and work now for her future self. She is more comfortable communicating honestly with her coach and herself.
Steph talks about her struggles with trigger foods, especially peanut butter (I know many people can relate to that!) and how she no longer lets them have power over her. She also shares how she deals with other people’s comments on what she eats and the lifestyle she leads. She doesn’t allow the comments of other to affect her choices.
CONNECT WITH STEPH:
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Join us in Phoenix!
Cannot wait to see these awesome ladies in Phoenix at the Season Kickoff Retreat on February 18th & 19th at the @arizonagrand
The retreat is open to anyone interested in mindset training, food relationship, personal growth, bikini posing, hiking, fitness training and bonding with a group of fantastic women!!
Join me and @glamgirlbikini coaches @amyehinger@chrisnicole_ifbbpro @coachdreatraining @getfitdone@brittanygabelfitness @elizabeth_hart_kc @leemarie183
Listen 🎧 in to the latest episode of @preplifepodcast and Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast
Sign up for the retreat with the link: https://www.glamgirlbikini.com/2023-retreat/
DM me with any questions!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I’ve been trying to find the words to really capture what yesterday meant to me
I’m overjoyed, grateful, amazed, emotional, inspired, fulfilled…
I had no idea in 2018 that when I started this podcast it would turn into what it has
At the time, there weren’t any podcasts of this nature & it truly was just a passion project of mine
Little did I know it would change my entire life for the better & bring me friendships, connections, opportunity, & a whole new trajectory of my mission to help others #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
I never imagined it would hit 1 million downloads, be in almost every country, & inspire people from different states to fly to AZ & celebrate this milestone
I never fathomed a party like this with people lined up to come in, meet n greets with incredible pro athletes, live panels, & sponsors
Thank you SO much to platinum sponsors: @angelinejeanson@posingbya @teamfflex @cailean_teamfflex & @studi0_gyour support UPLEVELED this event
I was inspired by the amazing attendees who showed up, the women I had the pleasure of speaking with, the incredible way the pros showed up and answered deep questions on the spot, it was surreal
To all the pros who came, I have a whole separate post written and dedicated to you, I cannot tell you how much you each mean to me and how much it meant that you’d all come to show support for this show
I started it to give the IFBB bikini pros more of a voice and a platform to share ALL of life ON AND OFF the stage and to see a celebration of this mission was soul strengthening
Thank you to all of my amazing friends who came out early to help me set up and make this process go so smoothly & to @karahacb for bringing the @angelcompetitionbikinis crew to support the set up, was wonderfully helpful
I’ve never felt more supported by a community of women in my life than through bodybuilding
NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE AMAZING SUPPORT OF THE LISTENERS, ALL WHO SHARE, & EVERY GUEST IVE EVER HAD
The desire to continue to shine light on the amazing athletes will only keep getting brighter
Next party…will be even bigger n better no doubt!
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART & ENTIRETY OF MY SOUL
Follow through for yourself
You are powerful beyond measure and deserve to be treated with respect, valued for all that you are just by being you In addition to the incredibleness that you bring to the table
You are worthy of peace of mind, love, devotion, freedom, and autonomy
Your power, intuition, nurturing nature, strength, intelligence, and confidence is to be celebrated; not ridiculed, taken advantage of, or disrespected or betrayed
When you look beyond the incredible body that you have been blessed with, and acknowledge the soul which it carries that is unique to you, I hope you’ll feel the fire to always protect yourself & your energy
We are always being told who to be, how to be, what to do but the resistance we feel to conformity or justification for others or going against ourselves is all the insight we need
You show up positively and powerfully with love in your heart, kindness radiating from your soul, and innate knowledge; none of which should be forgotten, dismissed, devalued, or treated as disposable
You deserve to be cherished, loved, and treated with respect. You were born into this world as a dream come true, a magic miracle, an incredible blessing and are to be desired, appreciated, supported, and seen
While it is a beautiful thing in life to seek and establish care, connection, security, love, trust, etc with others…
Provide compassion, care, validation, trust, and adoration to yourself
Use compassionate words, acknowledge your resilience, make peace with your past, and accept all the parts of you for even the parts that are hard to understand or look at still contribute to the whole of who you are & not a single person has the exact experiences, thoughts, or life as you—you have to be there for yourself & deserve the devotion of trust & faith in your own self
Be true to your word, commitments, & values
Follow through for yourself, build trust in yourself, have a secure attachment with yourself
Use your discernment and intuition to support your decisions and know that nothing is permanent as everything is always in flow when we detach from the outcome and stay present enough with ourselves to know what is best
& as always, #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY
What could be better than walking off stage proud and prepared to honor your body?
The days of binging post-show or trying to get all the food in or fixating on what will be eaten need to be long gone!
For @kswisschic she was able to do this for herself and shared this story with us this past week
It didn’t come just by having an improvement season and hoping for the best in her prep
She put the work in on her mindset and relationship with food and her body
Her dedicated efforts to transform her relationship with food and maintenance of those efforts and her #continuedawareness allowed her to have this experience after her competition
You cannot expect new experiences like this if you do not put in the work to change the pathways, beliefs, and behaviors that led to the behavior in the first place
Kat committed to changing her story and she did. I could not be happier for her!
If you’re looking to improve your relationship with food in any and every season, visit: www.celestial.fit/foodfreedom to learn more, see amazing & relatable stories, and apply.
Body Image & Improvement Season
THINGS YOU CAN FOCUS ON IN IMPROVEMENT SEASON TO SUPPORT BODY IMAGE:
➡️ How your body is serving you each day
➡️ What your body feels like on a consistent basis
➡️ Ways your body functions to support your life values and the things or people you care about most
➡️ How you can support the health and longevity of your body
➡️ What your body’s language is when she reacts, responds, behaves to stimuli (of all kind not just physical)
➡️ All your body has been through with you and all you’re preparing her to endure with you
➡️ The ways you are winning and showing up in your life that have nothing to do with your shape
➡️ Testing new variables so in prep you have even more data and insight to work off of
➡️ Relieving stress and demand on the body and how this is benefiting your overall well-being
➡️ Improved functions and support systems of your body
➡️ Energy, strength, effort
➡️ Simple pleasures / little things your body gets to allow you to experience (hand holding, a hug, watching a comedy, feeling music beat in your chest, smell of a flower, a fuzzy blanket)
➡️ This body deserves thanks and praises now because she is building the next champion version of you
➡️ Time is limited and life is unpredictable. You’re always evolving and your body evolves with you so you can experience the ups and downs
What are some things you can or do focus on in your improvement season to support your body image? Or which of these will you start doing?
PS this This chest pump was brought to you by an AMRAP bench set of 90lbs for 13 reps definitely was my best amrap yet and one thing I’m proud of my body for and which helped me say thank you for the improvement season gains!💪🏻
Cuties Conquering the Stage
What an AMAZING weekend at @shawncarla_ifbbpro @shawnscouture 8th annual Cuties Conquering the Stage event😍🌟
This event was one I always dreamt of being part of. When Shawn called me to contribute this year it was a total pinch me moment
Shawn leads by example in being her truest self and empowers others to be their truest self because of this
Witnessing this event and being able to contribute as a speaker and panelist was incredible😭
It was a blessing to meet so many AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING WOMEN!!!! I am so grateful for every interaction, moment, share, and connection
There were tears, laughs, celebrations…
I cannot express enough how fulfilling this was for me and anytime I get the opportunity to connect with others, hear their story, support them in some way, or be able to foster relatable conversations
It was a truly humbling experience. Every word shared with me has been taken to heart and burned in my soul
It means so much to me to be able to serve this community with the #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY message. I also left incredibly inspired and impacted by each person
Seeing women own who they are, their journey (all parts of it), and who they want to be never gets old
We are so POWERFUL and when we come together it truly is unstoppable
I could not have imagined a better way to kick off the year than with this event
I spent such quality time and moments with such special people
Thank you all for spending time with and connecting with me too
Truly genuine and amazing to know each of you
To everyone who shared kind and uplifting words or part of their story or life or areas of support or wins or ANYTHING with me, thank you
I am so in awe of the spirit in each woman who showed up
Love to you all and hope to be back again for another unforgettable experience 🏼🌟🤩❤️👑🐆